This was such a good exercise last time, I think I need to do it again.
I’m going to write one for myself a year ago and to myself in a year from now. Just about to turn 29 ~ and just about to turn 31. I feel like I’m at this pinnacle point….I see the whole world unfolding around me. Oh and I’ll include one to present self!
Dear *Samantha Approaching 29,
This is going to be an interesting year ~ in ways you hadn’t imagined. You’ll go out on a limb, and try something new. It will take you places you never imagined, and show you parts of yourself you didn’t know existed. You’re stronger and smarter than you think! But with the good, comes the bad. You’ll walk away from a friendship that doesn’t benefit you. Just because someone has been in your life a long time doesn’t mean they deserve to be in your future. Don’t compromise your integrity ~ in the end your character is all you’ve got! Open yourself up to change and don’t be so afraid that things aren’t working out on your timeline. The Universe isn’t concerned with your timeline, cupcake!
This quote will sum up being 29:
Stay true to yourself, even when it seems impossible. You’ll get through it!
Almost 30-year old Samantha
Dear Self 13 days shy of the big 3-0,
What an interesting ride eh?! I hope the next year continues showing you how to be accomplished without going crazy. I hope you find balance, and keep it. I hope you find a nice guy and keep him too! Remember, “You can move in, I won’t ask where you’ve been ~ ’cause everybody has a past.”. Yours isn’t spotless, you’re not perfect so you can’t expect perfection in another person either! Try new things, stop feeling bad about relationships that ended. People come in and out of your life for a reason ~ even if you can’t see that reason at the time! Chin up, move forward. Trust the universe, forget the noise.
P.S. – your quote of the year:
Dear Almost 31-year Old Self:
Eff yeah! You made a plan and stuck to it. You rocked 30 girl, I’m so impressed! You threw caution to the wind, and allowed life to take its course. I hope you can look back on your year and say it was worth the risk ~ worth the effort you put in. Continue pursuing life, love and sparkles. Don’t forget where you came from ~ and don’t allow your past to limit where you can go. Rock the thirties (while still looking radiantly 25!).
P.S. - Quote for your year:
I’m excited for my next year. I feel like you can approach a milestone birthday 2 ways: freak out or embrace. I’ve done the freak-out, now it’s time to embrace! I’m not 21 anymore (thank god!) ~ I don’t have the innocence I had as a child. But, I have life experiences (good and bad!) and a firm idea of where I want my life to go. I might not be where I expected at 30, but who is?! Can anyone honestly say life unfolded as expected with no surprised? Boring!
I’ll be heading to LA to unwind and visit some of my favorite people for my b-day on Jan 25th (thanks to Tyler and Heather for letting me crash!). I plan to watch the sunset on the west coast, drink fruity drinks, indulge in barre workouts and birthday cupcakes and blog! See ya on the flip-side!